Typhoons Matmo and Rammasun

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imageJuly 21,2014: A major storm that is forecast to become a severe typhoon is churning its way across the Pacific on a path that could see it strike Taiwan as soon as Wednesday.

Typhoon Matmo is following on the heels of Typhoon Rammasun, which has left more than 112 people dead in China and the Philippines.

Typhoon Matmo was centred some 720km east-northeast of Manila at noon today and was heading towards Taiwan, the Hong Kong Observatory said.

The disaster-weary Philippines, still reeling from last week’s assault by Rammasun, was bracing for more rain as Matmo strengthens and edges towards the country’s northern provinces, increasing the risk of flash floods and landslides.

(SCMP)

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